UK: A customized post-Brexit agreement or a dead end?

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The British public and many across the world who wish well for the Island nation are becoming more confused by the day at the pace of Brexit negotiations and what has or has not been agreed with the EU. For something as important as the decision to exit the European family with huge implications for the UK’s foreign and domestic economy for generations to come, the decisions made are no laughing matters. British Prime Minister Theresa May has presented her updated vision for Brexit to her ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

When humble hummus caused panic across Britain

Monday, 19 February 2018

An Arab delicacy in the United Kingdom has been hit hard by insufficient rains thousands of miles away showing what a global village the world has become.Panic-buying of the humble hummus, a Middle-Eastern specialty which has become a staple part of the British diet, has been triggered by a rapid rise in the price of the delicious dip. The price of hummus has soared by almost 30 percent in the last one year due to a shortage in the supply of chickpeas, the main ingredient for the spread.Several ...

Why Britain needs to forge closer ties with the GCC

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The recent capture by US-led Kurdish forces of Alexander Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, the two remaining British members of the so-called ‘Beatles’ group of ISIS militants, is a further welcome sign of the dissipation of the ISIS death cult across Syria and Iraq. Both men stand accused of brutal acts of torture and execution of as many as two dozen hostages. The pair are among the 850 British citizens who are thought to have joined extremist organizations abroad in the past years. ...

Najah Alotaibi

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Friday, 9 February 2018

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice. Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one day help in developing regenerative medicine therapies and new infertility treatments. In previous studies, scientists had developed mouse ...

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains. In a joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London, ...

British TV presenter Robert Winston’s lady-on-train tweets stirs row

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Britain’s Professor Robert Winston stirred a row recently as he tweeted a series of images of a woman on train who was talking constantly on the phone.His commentary, however, especially the series of images he posted, was called unnecessary by a large section of his 40,000 followers. Prof. Winston eventually deleted the images.“Whatever I’m contrite - I’ve deleted the tweets but still rather feel that invasion of privacy can be a two-way invasion,” he tweeter ...

Britain to probe if airlines deliberately split passenger groups

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday it was beginning a review into airlines’seating policies, including whether some operators were deliberating splitting up groups of passengers travelling together. Some customers have complained that they have been seated away from their friends or family in order to force them to pay extra for allocated seating. “We will be looking into how airlines decide where to seat passengers that have booked as part of a group and ...

Lloyds Bank chairman wants Britain to set own financial rules

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Britain must have a significant say in setting its own financial rules after it leaves the European Union, Lloyds Banking Group Chairman Norman Blackwell said on Wednesday. “We couldn’t allow our financial services to be dictated to without having a say in how those regulations work,” Blackwell told a conference on Brexit and financial services in London. The EU and Britain are due to begin talks on the future shape of their trading relations, including how much access banks, ...

Al Arabiya's full exclusive interview with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that both Britain and Saudi Arabia share a “historic and common perspective” on the challenges of “Iranian disruptiveness” in the Middle East.

Party balloons endanger private Cessna jet in near miss over London

Saturday, 27 January 2018

British investigators say a bundle of large party balloons almost caused a collision with a business jet shortly after take-off from London City Airport.Britain’s airport safety investigators known as Airprox said on Saturday that good fortune helped the October 6 incident from turning into a disaster.The Cessna private jet was climbing toward cruising altitude when one of the pilots spotted about 20 black and yellow balloons and shouted “watch out.”Officials say the jet&rsquo ...

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